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Friday 4 April 2014



A planning application, made by Gladman Developments, to build up to 300 houses on land off Church Lane, Wistaston, known locally as Witters Field, was refused by Cheshire East Council and it has now gone to Appeal with the Planning Inspectorate.  The Appeal will be heard later this year.  The time for anyone who is interested to submit comments is running out with the deadline at the end of the day on Wednesday the 9th of April 2014.

Local action group Hands off Wistaston (HOW), Wistaston Parish Council and local Cheshire East Ward Councillors are encouraging residents to add their comments to the Witters Field Appeal on the Planning Inspectorate’s website before the end of Wednesday the 9th April 2014.   It is not too late to have your say.  If you feel strongly enough about the possibility of Witters Field being built on please take a few minutes to go online.  The link is via

HOW’s Peter Wainwright says;

“HOW, has been doing all it can to get this application refused but we need you now.  If you hate the thought of losing Witters Field to a housing development then please take a few minutes to go online and make your comments.  You will be doing your bit for our community.”

Wistaston Parish Councillor Joyce Bond, who Chairs their Planning Committee says;

“It will be a great pity if Witters Field is built on, we need the Planning Inspectors to understand just how much it means to the local community, its public footpaths together with wide views across open countryside could be lost forever and that would be unforgiveable.  It’s still not too late to add your comments about this proposed development. ”

Margaret Simon, Cheshire East Councillor for Wistaston Ward says;

“Over the last year HOW, Wistaston Parish Council and Ward Councillors have all been working incredibly hard, on behalf of local residents, to save our  local Green Gaps and to fight off this, unplanned, unsustainable and unwanted development.  I made the point in a recent Strategic Planning Board Meeting that this proposal to build on Witters Field has resulted in an unprecedented number of objections from Wistaston residents.  I have never known such strength of public feeling.  Witters Field matters very much to Wistaston residents.  Please take the time go online before the end of Wednesday 9th April 2014 and add your comments.”

If you need any more information please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Best regards


Margaret Simon

Cheshire East Councillor for Wistaston Ward

Telephone: 01270 651582

Mobile: 07894 478768


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